Camping Day is a fun simple book that uses a text pattern. The story also uses a lot of simple dialogue. Although, the text is written for a new reader it shares a lot of information about camping, such as what to bring, things you’ll see and even adds a bit of humor with camping frustrations and scares. We love Patricia Lakin’s and Scott Nash’s alligator books. Lil’man enjoys looking at the pictures and even repeating some of the dialogue with his own expressions.
Arthur Goes to Campis Lil’man’s favorite so far. When ever asked to choose a book from the library bag this is the one he picks. This book is a much longer text than Camping Day, but my 2.5 year old has no problem sitting through it. I think he loves it for all the illustrations. The book has 2 storylines. One follows how Arthur does not want to go to camp. The 2nd storyline is about the rivalry between Camp Meadowcroak and Camp Horsewater.